“Ice For Kids” co-chair Les Baker said Monday he isn’t worried about people threatening to withdraw their pledges because the new ice facility didn’t go to a west-end location. With more than $650,000 raised in pledges so far, “Ice For Kids” is $150,000 over the amount it was required to […]

Fort Frances artist Dorothy Black has received a unique invitation–to join 19 others in portraying one of the world’s last remaining old-growth forests in the Temagami region of Ontario. Included in the short-list of 20 artists invited by the sponsors, “The Canadian Wildflower Society” and “Wildflower Magazine,” are renowned wildlife […]

Pilings are being driven and crews are working on interior demolition at Westfort as the much-delayed “multi-use” project has started making some progress. John McLeod, education director with the local public school board, said the project is back on schedule and now moving full speed ahead. “There will be two […]

Northwest Ontario Recycling Association levies could jump as the board of directors commits to balance its budget in 1998. That’s the warning the 26-member municipalities, two First Nations and two local services boards have been given as the NORA board gears to make a decision at its Aug. 12 meeting […]

Members of the Ontario Public Servants Employees Union (OPSEU) may be back on the picket lines soon–but this time they won’t be alone. Unionized workers across Ontario–including the Ontario Teachers’ Federation–are vowing to have a “common front” and go out on an illegal strike if the Harris government pushes through […]

Tenders went out yesterday for a new double ice surface facility to be located next to the Sportsplex here, with Sept. 2 the deadline for proposals. Council agreed unanimously Monday to go ahead with the arena steering committee’s recommendation for the North American (with a 1,000 spectator capacity) and Olympic-size […]

The local Safeway store is sharing its catch from the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, donating $4,750 each to the bass committee and the Fort Frances Sportsmen’s Club. The money was raised from the sale of hamburgers, hot dogs and pop sold at the food booth Safeway ran during the […]

Twelve dogs vied for top honours in fetching in the second-annual Four Paws Retrieving Contest held Friday at the Sorting Gap Marina as part of the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship. Entries were down seven from last year’s event but the calibre was still there, said organizer Dawnn Taylor, who […]

Bringing the past into the future is precisely what the Digital Collection team is doing at the Fort Frances Times. By the end of August, the three-person team, led by Christine Siemiernik, plans to have a web page on the Internet with 100 of the top stories from the past […]